European consortium develps monolithic 122-GHz radar sensor : Page 2 of 2

September 19, 2012 // By Peter Clarke
A European consortium has developed monolithic 122-GHz radar sensor suitable for use in automotive parking, distance and speed measurement applications. The surface-mountable package measures 8-mm by 8-mm. It includes a mixed-signal silicon germanium (SiGe) BiCMOS millimeter wave IC and antennas for transmitting and receiving.
reflector for the antenna and causes the desired radiation direction. A test board was fabricated by Robert Bosch GmbH to demonstrate the functionality of the packaged sensor. This allowed measuring a Doppler signal when detecting a moving object.

The component is expected to find applications in industrial sensing as well as automotive safety applications.

The SUCCESS consortium consists of nine partners made up of research centres, universities and companies of six countries. The partners are: IHP, Robert Bosch GmbH, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Silicon Radar GmbH from Germany, ST Microelectronics from France, Selmic from Finland, Hightec MC AG from Switzerland, Evatronix from Poland, and the University of Toronto from Canada.

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